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To: John E. Wetzel, PA Secretary of Corrections, Tom Wolf, PA Governor

Stop the Medical Execution of Mumia Abu-Jamal
 by Neglect and Malpractice

Stop the Medical Execution of Mumia Abu-Jamal
 by Neglect and Malpractice

Petition Text

We urge you to take immediate steps to save the life of renowned journalist and political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal and to uncover the systemic problems that led to his life-threatening medical crisis:
1. Allow daily visits by Mumia’s family, friends, and attorneys.
2. Allow Mumia’s choice of specialist doctors to examine and schedule treatment for him – NOW.
3. Provide Mumia with a diet that meets his particular medical needs.
4. Launch a full independent investigation of prison healthcare in Pennsylvania.
5. Mumia is innocent and should never have been incarcerated. Release him immediately!

Why is this important?

Mumia Abu-Jamal, 61, is serving life without parole despite clear evidence of his innocence. He now faces the same vulnerability to premature death as do thousands of elderly in US prisons today:
• Mumia reported three months ago a full-body outbreak of eczema, with blisters and bloody sores. Treatment by prison doctors produced a severe reaction. His skin ruptured. 

• Prison officials failed to properly diagnose Mumia’s growing health crisis.
• On March 30, Mumia went into diabetic shock and fainted in the prison. 

• When hospitalized, he had a blood sugar level just shy of the 800 figure that registers diabetic coma. His sodium was also a life-threatening 168. Throughout his stay he was shackled to his bed.
• Two days after his hospitalization, he was transferred to the prison infirmary, despite his very bad condition. On April 1, Mumia’s family reported that he was shaking uncontrollably, had labored breathing, had lost 80 pounds in the last three months, and may now have kidney stones. Yet the prison has been feeding him dangerous foods like pasta, despite special prison diets available for those with medical needs.

All this constitutes medical neglect and malpractice. Only a strong public response can save Mumia's life. Join the many voices of those calling for action now!

Reasons for signing

  • A purveyor of truth and an innocent man, he has unfailingly devoted his life to educate us so that we all can have a better life. We must not fail to secure him his health and, ultimately, his freedom.
  • The injustice, the insane framing of this man by the blue mafia that seems to know truth when all they know is hate, judgment white superiority. To the wife of slain officer, to all cheerleaders of hate who judge, torture, spitting venom...I pray for the day, the INNOCEnce project finds the evidence and the TRUTH, LIKE WE SEE DAY BY DAY EXONERATED MEN framed for 40 plus years!! I want to see the face of the " slain officers' wife and all who it comes so easy to hate and judge...
  • “See, justice is a joke in this country, and it stinks of its hypocrisy.” ―H. Rap Brown And the prison officials, and government officials, Fraternal Police in Pa. intentions and efforts to use their offices and positions for one specific purpose to legally execute our Brother Mumia Abu-Jamal. “So as a prelude whites must be made to realise that they are only human, not superior. Same with Blacks. They must be made to realise that they are also human, not inferior.” ―Steve Biko


2015-04-07 23:43:25 -0400

100 signatures reached

2015-04-07 04:57:03 -0400

50 signatures reached

2015-04-06 22:13:05 -0400

25 signatures reached

2015-04-06 15:18:05 -0400

10 signatures reached